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Dual WAN/Load Balancing - can this be done with routing rules?

Discussion in 'ASUS Wireless' started by davidh44, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. davidh44

    davidh44 New Around Here

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    RT-AC68U with latest Asus firmware

    I have 2 ADSL connections of same speed from the same ISP. I want to dedicate only certain devices to use the secondary ADSL connection, and the rest of the computers to use the primary ADSL connection without any load balancing. I do not see an easy way to do this. In Fail Over mode, there is no option to set routing rules. In Load Balancing mode, it only allows 32 routing rules max and I haven't figured out how to set a "catch all" range of IP addresses to route to the primary ADSL connection (e.g. set 192.168.1.2-5 to go to secondary ADSL connection, and 192.168.1.6-254 to go to primary ADLS connection). Can this be done with the routing rules?

    The reason I'm avoiding Load Balancing is that I could never get it to work correctly whether I have Load Balance set to 1:1 or 9:1. Pages will always intermittently fail to load on devices which aren't set in routing rules to only go to one of the WAN interfaces.
     
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  3. Gregory Phillips

    Gregory Phillips Senior Member

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    I have the 88u and when I tried using dual wan in load balance assigning clients to use a particular isp didn't work for me. It always shunted them over to the secondary provider causing issues so I quit using it.
     
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